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Carers Trust currently has a grant fund open for individual adult carers, aged 16+.

Carers can apply for grants of up to £300 for items or activities that will benefit them in their caring role, for example for

  • Breaks for carers, with or without the person they care for.
  • Items for the home including cookers, fridges, beds andwashing machines.
  • Driving lessons and other travel costs relating to caring roles.
  • Courses and materials to develop carers' skills and personal development.
  • Home repairs.
  • Short-term or time limited replacement care.

To apply contact your local carer services so they can advise you. They will need to complete a supporting statement for you on the application form. 

If there is no carer service near you, or there are a limited number of grants, there are also grants available from other organisations. See benevolent funds and charities that support carers.

​Next update due: July 2018